Ripagreen’s technology uses a unique, high-velocity heating system for weed control. The system combines simple propane gas combustion alongside a natural air pressure differential effect (venturi) to surround the targeted weed with a high velocity of heated gas (air). The large amounts of air being passed through the “lance” ensure that it’s safe to touch and this patented technology ensures maximum effect using the minimum amount of fuel.
Aside from offering a fast and effective thermal weed control solution, RIPAGREEN has developed every detail of their products to be simple to use and comfortable to operate. Operator effort, fatigue and discomfort are reduced to an absolute minimum.
Thermal Weed Control
The use of heat to control unwanted plant growth has been around for many years and was certainly in use before the widespread use of inorganic chemicals.
A common misconception is that the plant has to be visibly scorched before it will suffer. The fact is, a plant leaf only has to be briefly exposed to a temperature of around 80°C to suffer terminal damage.
This exposure to severe heat bursts the cells in the plant leaf. This in turn renders the plant incapable of converting light energy into chemical energy (Photosynthesis), effectively causing starvation.
Further thought and research on this subject will reveal this method is most effective on young, fleshy, hungry plants rather than old established woody plants, which may have sufficient amounts of stored energy in their stems and roots to overcome temporary food shortages.
0% HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS
100% NATURAL INNOVATION
In keeping with our goal of seeking out products that work within our environment sympathetically, we’re delighted to say that this machine is fueled by LPG gas.